Looney Tunes

Season 1 Episode 8

BUGS BUNNY - Tortoise Wins By a Hare

Aired Daily 1:00 PM Feb 20, 1943 on Cartoon Network

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  • A sequel even better than the original.

    Director Bob Clampett created this sequel from Avery's Tortoise Beats Hare (1941), and brought new life to the character of Cecil Turtle. The cartoon is a classic Clampett, featuring his unique dark humor and violence into a lovely animated short.

    A direct sequel to Avery's cartoon, Tortoise Wins by a Hare begins as we see Bugs re-watching his humiliating defeat at the hands of Cecil Turtle and decides to learn all of his secrets and challenge him again to a race. The turtle's secret turns out to be his shell, inside of which is his "engine". Bugs tries to cheat by creating his very own "shell", and challenges Cecil to race again.

    The real fun begins when the rabbit mobsters decide to bet on the rabbit, and try to make sure the turtle won't make it to the finish line. Of course, seeing a rabbit wear a shell and considering the fact that "rabbits aren't very bright" (as Cecil Turtle continuously says throughout the cartoon), the mobsters violently attack Bugs, and help Cecil (who actually dresses up as a rabbit to aid to the confusion) pass the finishing line.

    A glorious cartoon that can be enjoyed by anyone, even today, 66 years after the short was originally released.
  • Best. Episode. EVER!

    wow this is the BEST EPISODE EVER!!! Ya, ever!!!
    my FAVORITE part (ever!) is when the hare is in a turtle costume and the turtle is in a rabbit costume and the people are attacking the rabbit in the turtle costume because they think that he's the turtle and he's going "i'm the wabbit! I'm the wabbit!! no really!! he's the toitle!! I'm the wabbit!!!" and the turtle in the rabbit costume goes "Yup, that's the toitle alright."


    Now my catchphrase is "Yup, that's the toitle alright."

    The. Best. Episode. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thats all folks.
  • Tortoise Wins By a Hare is a great spoof of The Tortoise and the Hare classic tale

    All started by a sequence of their last race (from Tortoise Beats Hare), Bugs is ready at all to win againts Cecil the Tortoise but despite his ingenious tricks, he's lose and after watch the race in a projector, Bugs is very upset and think that Cecil have a Secret Weapon to win because normally, he's againts laws nature. Compared to Tortoise Beats Hare that i considered like a mediocre cartoon now, Tortoise Wins By a Hare is faster, a great and very original moment of the cartoon. Bob clampett make a very good job to released this during the 1940's (60 years and still watchable with the restoration? Yeahhh!). Like the original tale, Cecil win but disguise with a rabbit costume and Bugs, with a Tortoise costume is the loser again, but that not violent against Cecil compared to their first episode